I started out collecting teacups many years back and mostly just had some mix and match. Over the years, I have picked up English sets here and there and so I decided to resell my older mix and match items. I do have a group of newer ones that are mix and match I save in my basement that are reserved for my personal teas as I would rather not use my precious collectible ones for that time. I think it puts a "friend" in an embarrassing situation if one gets broken by them so I'd rather avoid that.
And lastly I have one little Victorian What Not Shelf
with just purple pieces.
The cups and saucers are mostly Bavarian.
I also have some childhood demitasse cups and saucers I am not showing but just an idea: this is a great way to start little girls out collecting. The demitasse size is perfect for their smaller hands.
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